Ovechkin made sure the seemingly endless sea of red-clad fans got what they came to see, holding the Stanley Cup aloft at the front of his bus for much of the parade down Constitution Avenue and doing it again when he took the stage at the National Mall.
“Look at this,” Ovechkin said to the crowd. “Look at the people that’s here. We thought it was going to be crazy, but it’s basically nuts. You guys are killing it.”
Ovechkin, the Capitals captain and the Conn Smythe Trophy winner, has been soaking in every second of the celebration since the 4-3 win against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday that clinched the Capitals’ first championship in their 43-season history.
On Saturday, the lefty threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Washington Nationals played the San Francisco Giants. On Monday, he and Braden Holtby brought the Stanley Cup to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in New York.
Back in Washington on Tuesday morning, Ovechkin spent a little time with one of his biggest fans, 13-year-old cancer survivor and youth hockey player Alex Luey. Ovechkin scored a hat trick with Luey, a Niagara Falls, Ontario native, in attendance as his guest for
Article source: https://www.nhl.com/news/alex-ovechkin-praises-fans-at-crazy-washington-capitals-parade/c-299039840
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